Road talks promis­ing

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

HOPE is grow­ing work could soon be­gin to im­prove safety in a road which vil­lagers say is dan­ger­ous.

For more than two years, Ger­rards Cross Parish Coun­cil has been cam­paign­ing for a change in lay­out of Pack­horse Road out­side Tesco to make it safer for pedes­tri­ans to ne­go­ti­ate.

It fol­lowed the re­sults of a survey, car­ried out by a work­ing party on be­half of the parish coun­cil, which found that 90 per cent of those ques­tioned be­lieved the road to be dan­ger­ous.

Ruth Vigor-Hed­der­ley took over as the county coun­cil’s cab­i­net mem­ber for trans­port ear­lier this year. Parish coun­cil chair­man Chris Brown talked with her about it, he said: “She was sym­pa­thetic and un­der­stood the prob­lems we’ve been hav­ing, and I was en­cour­aged by it.”

Mr Brown says he is now wait­ing on the re­sults of a meet­ing be­tween Mrs Vigor-Hed­der­ley and Tesco, which has said it is pre­pared to help fund some of the costs to the junc­tion.

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